Crime prevention initiative for southside youth workers

first_imgEmail Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter Facebook YOUTH workers on Limerick’s southside were first in Ireland engage in a new crime prevention initiative which aims to educate young people about the dangers of gangs and weapon crime.Youth workers from Southill Area Centre, Roxboro Garda Youth Diversion, Southill School Completion Programme and Limerick Youth Service, were trained in the programme. Jennifer O’Brien, Southill Area Centre, brought the UK-based Streetwise programme to Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It was developed in Leeds to combat gang crime.Jennifer said that although gang culture in the UK was different to here, much was applicable and will be rolled out in the Southill area.She said: “We invited all youth workers in Southill and the surrounding areas to participate. We wanted to challenge young people’s perception of what a gang is”.The programme uses an alternative approach to educating 10 to 21-year-olds about drugs, weapons and gangs by using powerful messages from former gang members.She added: “It highlights the negative impact of getting involved in gang crime and promotes positive alternatives”.Education packages provided include, ‘Bite the Bullet’, a weapons awareness programme, ‘Dealers’, a drugs education programme and ‘Doin Time,’ which deals with the consequences of going to prison.She stressed It was important that youth workers are educated about drugs and weapons, as it helps them to recognise the culture.Streetwise gets youth workers to explore the reasons why people join gangs.Jennifer explained: “Teenagers can often be oblivious to being a part of a gang as it is seen as normal for them, and they are just hanging around with their friends”.Those trained will now use art, music and role-playing to promote positive alternatives to gangs and crime.The programme also made the community workers aware of the different recruitment methods used.It uses a youth friendly design and connects to teenagers using modern language and references to hip hop.Some of the weapons used are highlighted, including swords, knuckle dusters and pool balls in socks.center_img Previous articleLimerick’s Niall Colgan appointed to national hairdressing ‘Style Council’Next articleShop, cook and eat smart admin Linkedin Print NewsLocal NewsCrime prevention initiative for southside youth workersBy admin – April 9, 2010 518 last_img read more

Bonnaroo Unveils Two SuperJam Lineups

first_imgThe Bonnaroo SuperJam has become one of the most unique and collaborative sets of music at any festival on the circuit today. Artists from different genres come together for one night only to produce something wonderful, memorable, and timeless. Last year’s “Heart, Soul & Spirit: A Tribute To Tennessee” saw Kamasi Washington lead Miguel, GRiZ, Devonte Hynes, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Eric Krasno & The Shady Horns, Allen Stone, Vulfpeck, Michelle Williams,The Internet, Chicano Batman, Lizzo, and more through a spiritual celebration of the state that has housed Bonnaroo for its 15-year reign as one of the premier music North American music festivals.Today, the festival announces that the Bonnaroo SuperJam theme is “The Soul Shakedown.” Presented by Preservation Hall, the SuperJam will feature Jon Batiste (Stay Human, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), members of The Head and the Heart, Sam Cohen, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Lecrae, Margo Price, Tank and the Bangas, Lukas Nelson, Nicole Atkins, and Flint Eastwood. The festival also promises that more names will added soon! Additionally, the Bluegrass Situation Superjam hosted by Ed Helms has revealed its lineup. This year’s jam will see the actor/comedian/banjo maestro backed by the Bryan Sutton Band and joined by such stars as Martina McBride, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Greensky Bluegrass, Mandolin Orange, River Whyless, Gaby Moreno, Baskery and Lillie Mae. According to the press release, “Additional special guests – both announced and unannounced – will take the stage during both SuperJam events, assuring two memorable sets full of surprises, musical discovery, and unexpected excitement.”Headlining the 2017 Bonnaroo, going down June 8-11, will be U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, and Chance The Rapper. U2’s performance comes in the midst of their 30th anniversary “The Joshua Tree” tour, and their set will include a full playing on the classic 1987 album.The full lineup continues with Major Lazer, Flume, Lorde, The xx, Travis Scott, Cage The Elephant, Marshmello, The Head and The Heart, Big Gigantic, Glass Animals, Future Islands, Tory Lanez and more. Entries like Umphrey’s McGee, Greensky Bluegrass, Turkuaz, Khruangbin, Twiddle and a few others are throwbacks to the festival’s roots in the jam scene, though this year’s lineup is distinctly focused on larger pop, rock, hip hop and EDM performers.Additional performers include Tove Lo, Crystal Castles, Portugal. The Man, Tegan & Sara, Milky Chance, Cold War Kids, Yellow Claw, Kaleo and more.You can check out Bonnaroo’s website for more information and tickets.last_img read more

Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker eager to work with Mikel Arteta again as Unai Emery sack rumours mount

first_imgArsenal’s Per Mertesacker eager to work with Mikel Arteta again as Unai Emery sack rumours mount Coral BarryTuesday 19 Nov 2019 9:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.5kShares Mertesacker oversees Arsenal’s academy (Picture: Getty)Mertesacker manages Arsenal’s academy and after playing with Arteta at the Emirates, the German would love to work with him again.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I was his vice-captain at Arsenal and he trusted me,’ he told FourFourTwo.‘I was by his side during team meetings and we had a great bond. I’d love to work with him again, a top guy.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are in turmoil at the moment, with Granit Xhaka’s explosive clash with fans leading to a sudden change in captains at the club.Emery refused to say whether his former skipper will play again for Arsenal before his side suffered a damaging defeat to Leicester City.Arsenal resume club action this week with a home game against Southampton, with the Gunners eight points off fourth place.MORE: Lucas Torreira’s agent responds to rumours he wants to leave Arsenal because of Unai EmeryMORE: Arsenal only plan to make January signings if ‘absolutely necessary’ Comment Advertisement Arteta is currently Guardiola’s No.2 at Man City (Picture: Getty)Per Mertesacker would jump at the chance to work with Mikel Arteta again amid rumours Arsenal are considering axing Unai Emery.The Arsenal head coach reportedly has until January to turn results around after a dismal start to the campaign.Champions League football next season already looks to be out of reach for the Gunners and Manchester City are bracing themselves for an approach from Arsenal for Arteta, should they decide to part ways with Emery.The Premier League champions are expected to sanction Arteta’s return to Arsenal were they to move for the Spaniard.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

PMTC to celebrate 100th anniversary

first_imgTHE horse racing stalwarts are preparing for the 100th Anniversary of the Port Mourant Turf Club (PMTC) with an event on August 1. The seven-race programme is being organised by the 4 Horseman Promotions in collaboration with the Ryan Crawford Turf Club.During a press briefing yesterday, co-coordinator Colin Elcock related that the meet will focus a lot on the locally bred horses.“I’m trying to promote local content,” he told the media, adding that his meet will use the Jamaican Formula where locally bred horses and foreign-bred horses will run for the same prize moneys.According to Elcock, “The idea behind the event is to do something for the 100th Anniversary of the PMTC and try to rescue horse racing from where it is currently.”Elcock singled out the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred racing committee as one of those that share this vision of using that formula, adding that they have already altered their upcoming programme to match that.The seven-race programme, which is expected to secure the traditional sponsors, will see the feature event being the 1300m 3-year-old Guyana-bred horses for a first prize of $300 000.Other events include the H3 and Lower class over the same distance for a $220 000 first prize while the 2-year-old Guyana-bred horses will run 1000m for the same prize money.The J and Lower 4 years old and over horses will run 1300m for a first prize of $180 000 while the K2 and Lower 4 years old and over class will run over the same distance for a first prize of $170 000.The L Class Open (2- & 3-year-old horses not allowed) along with the L1 and Lower Class (4 years old and over) will run over 1100m for first prize of $160 000 and $140 000 respectively.The event will be held under the Guyana Horse Racing Authority (GHRA) rules.last_img read more